Ric Keller

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Ric Keller is a former member of Congress

Richard Keller, a Republican, represented the 8th District of Florida in the U.S. House of Representatives between 2001-2009. He was defeated by Alan Grayson (D) in the November 2008 general election.

Record and controversies

General information about important bills and votes for can be found in Congresspedia's articles on legislation. You can add information you find on how Ric Keller voted by clicking the "[edit]" link to the right and typing it in. Remember to cite your sources!

Iraq War

Keller voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Term-limit pledge

Keller pledged to serve no more than three terms in Congress during his initial campaign in 2000. He broke the pledge, however, when he opted to seek a fourth term in 2006. [1]

(See Congresspedia page on term limits in Congress)

Bio

Keller was born in Johnson City, Tennessee on September 5,1964. He was educated at East Tennessee State University and Vanderbilt University, and was a lawyer before entering the House.

Keller is the author of "The Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act" a bill that passed the House of Representatives by an overwhelming, bi-partisan margin. The so-called "Cheeseburger Bill" prohibits lawsuits by obese customers who blame restaurants, supermarkets, and grocery manufactures for their overconsumption of food. On October 18, 2005, Keller was hospitalized in Orlando, Florida, after suffering a cardiac arrhythmia. He recovered, though he missed the vote on his Cheeseburger Bill. The bill passed the House without his vote, but floundered in the Senate.[2]

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated Charlie Stuart to challenge Keller in his November 2006 bid for reelection. In addition, Wesley Hoaglund entered the race as an independent candidate. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [3] Keller retained his seat.

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Ric Keller
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals


Committees and Affiliations

Committees

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Ric Keller. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Contact

DC Office:
419 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-2176
Fax: 202-225-0999
Web Email
Website

District Office- Eustis:
301 West Ward Avenue
Eustis, FL 32726
Phone: 888-642-1211
Fax: 407-872-1944

District Office- Ocala:
3330 Southeast Maricamp Road
Ocala, FL 34471
Phone: 888-642-1211
Fax: 407-872-1944

District Office- Orlando:
605 East Robinson Street, Suite 650
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-872-1962
TollFree: 888-642-1211
Fax: 407-872-1944

Articles and resources

Sources

  1. Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.

External resources

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External articles

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Committees: House Committee on Education and Labor, House Committee on Education and Labor/Subcommittee on Early Childhood Elementary and Secondary Education, House Committee on Education and Labor/Subcommittee on Higher Education Lifelong Learning and Competitiveness, House Committee on the Judiciary, House Judiciary Task Force on Antitrust, House Judiciary Task Force on Antitrust/Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, House Judiciary Task Force on Antitrust/Subcommittee on Courts the Internet and Intellectual Property
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November 7, 2000
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January 3, 2001
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January 3, 2009
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U.S. House of Representatives, Jeb Bush Campaign Committee
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Date of Birth: September 5, 1964